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What is a CT Scan? What are the Benefits vs Risks? by ViaMedica Posted Wed 10 Feb 2010 12:00am What is CT Scanning of the Body? CT scanning—sometimes called CAT scanning—is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT scanning combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. These cross-sectional images ... Read on »
CT scans and radiation exposure by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:17pm 2 Comments The NY Times ran an article called With Rise in Radiation Exposure, Experts Urge Caution on Tests at “This is an absolutely sentinel event, a wake-up call,” said Dr. Fred A. Mettler Jr., principal investigator fo ... Read on »
CT scans and cancer risk by Marie L. Patient Expert Posted Mon 04 Jan 2010 4:45pm Careful of CT scans, ESPECIALLY of your pelvis. From Medscape: -------------------------------- December 17, 2009 — Computed tomography (CT) scans are widely used and are an invaluable tool for medical imaging. However, the possible overuse of CT scans and the variability in radiation doses might subsequently lead to thousands of cases of ca ... Read on »
Do heart scans cause cancer? by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 13 Jul 2009 10:10pm Another in a series of data extrapolations that attempt to predict long-term cancer risk from medical radiation exposure was published in the July 13, 2009 Archives of Internal Medicine, viewable here. Over the years, I've fussed about the radiation dose used by some centers for CT heart scans. (Note: I'm talking about CT heart scans, not CT c ... Read on »
A combination PET and CT scan more effective than either alone by Katherine B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 11 Jan 2010 1:00pm A combined positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) scan of the whole body appears to detect cancer in individuals with related neurologic complications more accurately than some other commonly used tests, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the March print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA ... Read on »
CT scans increasing cancer risk by Katherine B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 Dec 2009 1:00pm Doses of radiation from commonly performed computed tomography (CT) scans vary widely, appear higher than generally believed and may contribute to an estimated tens of thousands of future cancer cases, according to two reports in the December 14/28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. CT scans have become ... Read on »
My CT scan has been rescheduled ... by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted Sat 21 Feb 2009 11:36pm My CT scan has been rescheduled for 10:30 today. I've been fasting since 8pm yesterday. Needless to say, I am one cranky little kiddie. Caroline sent me a care package yesterday. Thank you! I now have a good book to read and some fun mad libs to do. You can always count on Caroline for the good stuff. :) I've already tortured Chris wit ... Read on »
CT scan by ANNGREGORY74 Patient Expert Posted Sat 26 Sep 2009 10:33pm Sorry I didn't post last night, but it was late and I was really tired after the long drive from Houston. I was told Wednesday that I would be having a CT scan with and without contrast, so I shouldn't have been surprised on Friday when the nurse presented me with a barium smoothie. I also shouldn't have been surprised to see a small bolus of ... Read on »
This 1 in 250 CT scan statistic could trigger a cultural shift by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 24 Feb 2011 9:16am by Sandra Yin Memorable statistics can spur the creation of a movement, according to Bob Wachter in his blog, Wachter's World. The 1999 Institute of Medicine report, which estimated 98,000 Americans died each year from medical errors, helped launch the patient safety movement. But it seems to be struggling to maintain momentum. Perha ... Read on »
MRI, CT, and other imaging tests in diagnosis of prostate cancer by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Wed 17 Sep 2008 1:52am Although bone scans are the primary and most important imaging test used in the diagnosis of prostate cancer, several other imaging tests also have significant — if slightly less central — roles. If you are one of the people who needs one of these tests, it will help you to have some idea what is going on. When Is an MRI Appropriate?  Magne ... Read on »